Officials approve funding for free shuttle in Daly City

December 14, 2013 12:16:25 PM PST
Funding for a shuttle to transport Daly City residents from the east side to the west side for vital community services was unanimously approved this week by the Daly City Council.

According to Daly City Mayor David Canepa, the free shuttle, set to launch on Jan. 6, will provide a vital east-west connection to supermarkets, health facilities and neighborhood centers in the city's Bayshore community.

Funding for the shuttle comes from the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, and from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission through the City/County Association of Governments in San Mateo County.

"In partnership with our local residents, Daly City and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority collaborated to create a critically needed transportation link, bringing neighborhoods that were once isolated closer to medical and nutrition services, shopping, jobs and connections to other nearby transit alternatives," Canepa said. "I'm extremely proud of the effort that led to this new community resource."

The route was developed through several planning meetings, Canepa said.

A ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 6 at the Bayshore Community Center, 450 Martin St., Daly City, to launch the shuttle and commemorate the community-based planning process that lead to its inception.

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